Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Man Killed Hours Before Release From Prison

Convict Michael Ferrara was anxiously awaiting freedom after serving four years for credit card theft. He was scheduled to be freed the next day, but Ferrara never made it out of prison alive.

Man Accused of Vandalizing High School in Spider Man Underpants

Ever fantasize about returning to high school and showing everyone how cool you are now?

Shhh! Librarian Allegedly Embezzles a Ton of Money in Overdue Book Fines

A woman hired by an Ohio library to keep track of fees and fines was allegedly tracking them into her own pocket. Police say Theresa Karm, 54, has stolen almost $350,000 in overdue book fines since she started working at the Cuyahoga Falls library in 2007. She was fired three months ago but theft charges weren’t filed until this week.

Today in Crime History: Serial Stabber Elias Abuelazam Kills Second Victim

On June 21, 2010, Abuelazam killed Emmanuel Muhammad in Flint, Mich. This was the second fatal stabbing in his bloody spree, which spanned at least three states and lasted from May 24 until his arrest on August 11 at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport as he tried to flee to Israel.

Body Found in River Identified as Abducted Teen Kathlynn Shepard

The coroner has confirmed that the body found in the Des Moines River on June 7, 2013, is that of missing teen Kathlynn Shepard, abducted in late May by a sex offender that her family does not think should have been granted early work release from prison.

Police: Family Planned to Cut Off Woman’s Fingers

It seems that Ohio woman Brittany Rager had the misfortune of being John Gulley’s newest romantic interest. Unfortunately for her, he didn’t break up with Sheena Moore beforehand. Given what happened, it is unlikely that breaking up with Moore would have prevented what happened.

VIDEO: Routine Traffic Stop Turns Deadly

Police in Solon, Ohio, announced that the investigation into the March 2013 fatal shooting of Kevin Bailey, 22, by Officers Steven Davis and Nicholas Kline is complete, and the officers have been cleared of any wrongdoing. The police dashcam of Bailley’s dramatic last stand was released today.

Police Chase of Drunk, Naked Ohio Man Ends in Neighbor’s Dryer

You never really know your neighbors until you find them naked and hiding from the law in your dryer. With this in mind, the events of the morning of Wednesday, May 29, 2013, would prove enlightening for the folks who live near Morse and Hutton Streets in Linwood, Ohio.

Missing: Ashley Summers and Other Possible Ariel Castro Victims

Ashley Summers, 14, disappeared on July 9, 2007. Christina Adkins was 18 when she went missing in 1995. Miranda Jones disappeared in 2012 at age 17 with an adult male. Police must now determine if any of these three young Cleveland women, and possibly others still missing, had any connection to Ariel Castro.

Accused Cleveland Kidnapper’s Facebook Page is so Normal it’s Scary

From our friends at the Daily Dot: What is the Facebook profile of a suspected kidnapper and rapist like? Pretty boring, actually.

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